Is a MEng in Civ Engineering worth more than a BEng to enter finance/banking/consulta

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    Currently studying for my MEng at UCL, have already achieved a 2.1 BEng. Didn't apply for grad jobs last year so was afraid of having nothing to do for a year so jumped on the MEng despite hating my course. Now I am considering cancelling the MEng and just going with my BEng. I want to work in finance/banking/consultancy and wanted to know whether or not a BEng makes a difference to a MEng?

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    (Original post by GreenOut)
    Currently studying for my MEng at UCL, have already achieved a 2.1 BEng. Didn't apply for grad jobs last year so was afraid of having nothing to do for a year so jumped on the MEng despite hating my course. Now I am considering cancelling the MEng and just going with my BEng. I want to work in finance/banking/consultancy and wanted to know whether or not a BEng makes a difference to a MEng?

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    No, the MEng is absolutely worthless outside of engineering. Most hiring managers in those industries wont know the difference between an MEng and a BEng.

    It only makes sense to do MEng if you want to keep your options open in the event that you may eventually think of going back into engineering. If you're 100% sure that you wont, then it's a waste of time and money.
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    (Original post by GreenOut)
    Currently studying for my MEng at UCL, have already achieved a 2.1 BEng. Didn't apply for grad jobs last year so was afraid of having nothing to do for a year so jumped on the MEng despite hating my course. Now I am considering cancelling the MEng and just going with my BEng. I want to work in finance/banking/consultancy and wanted to know whether or not a BEng makes a difference to a MEng?

    Thanks to everyone who responds.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    No.

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    How about buying them more legitimate student time to do an internship in?
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    (Original post by Joinedup)
    How about buying them more legitimate student time to do an internship in?
    It's still not *worth* more in finance/consulting.

    However, if anyone on the course were to consider ever going into engineering then sure, or if you liked the extra year just for interest reasons alone, sure, or if you, say, feel you could be better prepared for spring week applications in the second year of a four year course vs first year, sure.
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    (Original post by LiquidCryztal)
    No, the MEng is absolutely worthless outside of engineering. Most hiring managers in those industries wont know the difference between an MEng and a BEng.

    It only makes sense to do MEng if you want to keep your options open in the event that you may eventually think of going back into engineering. If you're 100% sure that you wont, then it's a waste of time and money.
    (Original post by Princepieman)
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    Hi, I agree with you both though I'd like to ask whether or not you have any sources for this information? Or is it something that is widely accepted? Or is it just what you assume? Thank u
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    (Original post by GreenOut)
    Hi, I agree with you both though I'd like to ask whether or not you have any sources for this information? Or is it something that is widely accepted? Or is it just what you assume? Thank u
    Would you like me to write, then peer review and finally source a whole journal article on the benefits/disadvantages of doing an MEng vs a BEng for finance/consulting careers? Because that's not happening. If you want to confirm, call up/email different firms' HR teams for your own peace of mind.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Would you like me to write, then peer review and finally source a whole journal article on the benefits/disadvantages of doing an MEng vs a BEng for finance/consulting careers? Because that's not happening. If you want to confirm, call up/email different firms' HR teams for your own peace of mind.
    No thanks that won't be necessary right now. If you could just answer the question that'd be great. I'll put it back here for you just in case you forgot:

    I'd like to ask whether or not you have any sources for this information? Or is it something that is widely accepted? Or is it just what you assume? Thank u
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    (Original post by GreenOut)
    Hi, I agree with you both though I'd like to ask whether or not you have any sources for this information? Or is it something that is widely accepted? Or is it just what you assume? Thank u
    No sources, just widely accepted.
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    (Original post by GreenOut)
    No thanks that won't be necessary right now. If you could just answer the question that'd be great. I'll put it back here for you just in case you forgot:

    I'd like to ask whether or not you have any sources for this information? Or is it something that is widely accepted? Or is it just what you assume? Thank u
    My 'source' is HR, friends going through the process and bankers. Further, it would be 'widely accepted' amongst people with some exposure to the industry.

    Not sure why this question is so important however

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    (Original post by LiquidCryztal)
    No sources, just widely accepted.
    (Original post by Princepieman)
    My 'source' is HR, friends going through the process and bankers. Further, it would be 'widely accepted' amongst people with some exposure to the industry.

    Not sure why this question is so important however

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    Cheers guys. I reckon I'll just leave with my BEng this week and focus all my efforts on landing a graduate job. If anyone reading this has anything they feel may be useful (even in the slightest) please don't hesitate to share. I will be making my final decision this weekend and would like to hear from all possible angles before I cement my choice.

    Thanks (:
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    (Original post by GreenOut)
    Cheers guys. I reckon I'll just leave with my BEng this week and focus all my efforts on landing a graduate job. If anyone reading this has anything they feel may be useful (even in the slightest) please don't hesitate to share. I will be making my final decision this weekend and would like to hear from all possible angles before I cement my choice.

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    Awesome, best of luck deciding

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    (Original post by GreenOut)
    Cheers guys. I reckon I'll just leave with my BEng this week and focus all my efforts on landing a graduate job. If anyone reading this has anything they feel may be useful (even in the slightest) please don't hesitate to share. I will be making my final decision this weekend and would like to hear from all possible angles before I cement my choice.

    Thanks (:
    Think about it like this, even if it takes you a while to find a graduate job, it would take just as long once you finish the MEng. Only difference is you'll be a year older and with more debt and probably then think to yourself "if I had left with a BEng, i'd probably have a job by now". You're making the right decision.
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    (Original post by LiquidCryztal)
    Think about it like this, even if it takes you a while to find a graduate job, it would take just as long once you finish the MEng. Only difference is you'll be a year older and with more debt and probably then think to yourself "if I had left with a BEng, i'd probably have a job by now". You're making the right decision.
    Many thanks for the sincere response. I am currently fixing my CV and will make a plan of all companies I wish to apply for, what they require and their deadlines. My head feels so clear.

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    (Original post by GreenOut)
    Many thanks for the sincere response. I am currently fixing my CV and will make a plan of all companies I wish to apply for, what they require and their deadlines. My head feels so clear.

    just a heads up, apply way before deadline! apply as early as you can in the coming week/weeks, dont wait until november december
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    (Original post by TheParham)
    just a heads up, apply way before deadline! apply as early as you can in the coming week/weeks, dont wait until november december
    Thanks for the heads up
 
 
 
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